SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that captain Joe Pavelski has been selected as the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) "Sharks Player of the Month" for December.
Pavelski led the Sharks in goals (8), points (15) and was T-1st in assists (7) during the month of December. He currently ranks 5th among all NHL skaters in goals (20) and is 8th in points. More so, Pavelski leads the NHL with seven game-winning goals and is averaging 1.06 points per game which ranks 5th.
Pavelski recorded a point in every game on the Sharks five-game road trip and notched four multi-point games in the month of December. The Plover, Wisconsin, native has 12 points (7g, 5a) in his last seven games heading into Saturday's contest.
Established in the 1996-97 season, the Sharks Foundation "Sharks Player of the Month" program honors the Sharks player(s) who have contributed most to the team's success each month. The Sharks Player of the Month and Year award program has donated more than $300,000 to the Sharks Foundation since the program's inception.
This is the sixth player of the month recognition for Pavelski.
For a complete list of the previous winners of the Sharks Foundation "Sharks Player of the Month" Award, please click here.